This time I take a bodyguard

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NIKON D70 - 30 sec, f5 at 18mm

If I thought I was a chicken before, it's just been proven to me now. Another trip to Smith's Bush tonight, only this time I took a big bear of a man (Rik) with me to keep the spooks at bay. After a day of rain and wind though, there wasn't a bird to be heard. No rustling in the bushes, no bugs, no spooky noises. Even the trees were quiet.

Never mind, at least I had an assistant to carry some gear and to operate the flash in the bushes.

Bloody hell photography is a frustrating hobby but. I knew exactly what I wanted in my mind, I just can't seem to get it to appear in the image on the monitor. I'll persevere with this idea a bit longer as I think it has legs. Perhaps I'm just in the wrong location.

The Photo

It's Rik being a bad bugger by breaking the rules and stepping off the board walk to pop the flash into the trees. Although as he rightly points out, it's his city taxes paying for the bush, so he'll step into it if he pleases. Otherwise, this forms part of my "playing with the flash" series which started last night.

Posted with the scotch and accompanied by Strawpeople and Headless Chickens (I'm a sucker for Fiona McDonald).

Map of the photo location
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Posted: Tuesday, 19 December, 2006 22:44

Captured: 2006:12:19 21:22:06

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  • emmmmm Fiona McDonald ...
    Glen - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 16:28
  • Well, given that I was an integral part in the making of thei photo, I think it's a good one. And btw, I've been in scarier Smith's Bushes than that one last night.
    Rik - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 16:42
  • I want to be number 1
    Rik - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 16:50
  • 47
    Rik - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 16:50
  • 48
    Rik - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 16:50
  • i swear, sometimes you are such a girl. ;o)
    bon bon - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 16:52
  • It's scary but the path makes up for it. Lights the way possibly to the yellow brick road. You might have met up with Dorothy and the Wizard of Oz for tea and scones. Oh yes,go into that bush and I'd want a bear of a man too. The photo is very beautiful.
    Nova - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 17:54
  • Great photo...cemetries are scarrier at night than S'sB....but good places for b&w shots especially the old ones with stunning stone angels and gorgeous carved statues....BTDT and survived.
    Michele - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 19:47
  • A brilliant idea. There is one over Glenfield/Dirkenhead way that looks suitably old. I'll go give it a whirl. Thanks for the tip!
    Dave - Wednesday, 20 December, 2006 19:50
  • Devonport/Belmonty way one is way better....so is Grafton.
    Michele - Thursday, 21 December, 2006 7:34

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